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21/02/2017 12:20 p.m.
Tuesday 21 February, 201712.20pm
District Council is advising residents that the EA Networks Centre pool may
temporarily close later this afternoon (Tuesday 21 February) due to unsafe high
temperatures predicted for today.
health and safety reasons, the EA Networks Centre pool must close when
temperatures reach 31 degrees Celsius inside the pool area, and with hot
conditions predicted for Ashburton today, Council is warning residents it may
be forced to close the pool.
warm days like this pose a risk to the wellbeing of staff and visitors to the
pool,” Council Service Delivery Group Manager Neil McCann says. “It is unsafe
for people to be in these conditions, and as a precaution, we may close the EA
Network Centre pool later this afternoon.”
possible pool closure will not affect the remainder of the EANC and all other
areas will operate as usual.
do have to close the EANC pool today, Council will open the Tinwald Community
Pool earlier so that residents will still be able to go for a swim in this heat,”
Mr McCann adds.
who usually attend Learn to Swim classes are being contacted through email and
phone to notify them of the expected closure.
understand the inconvenience this expected closure may cause to residents and
hope it doesn’t disrupt their routine too much.”
more information, visit the Council website.